Some men won’t admit it, but all men have a feminine side buried somewhere deep inside of them. I’m comfortable enough in my masculinity to admit there’s a Martha buried inside of Marty that cries during the movie, “Terms of Endearment,” and secretly watches segments of “The View” on YouTube. But is there a Goddess inside of me? There’s only one way to get the answer to this question, let’s go to Goddess Boheme and find out!
Here we are at Goddess Boheme, I drive past this place all the time and have wondered what it’s like inside.
Well, we’re just about to find out. Note the obligatory mirror shot on the door, I love it when that happens!
Wow, it’s got a lot of inventory in here and it’s much bigger than I expected. Very nice!
The place is done up in gypsy bohemian fashion and definitely lives up to the name, Goddess Boheme.
And speaking of Goddess, here’s the owner and in-house Goddess, Sherri. Sherri assured me that she along with some help from a makeup artist they could transform me into a full-blown Goddess. Well, let’s look around a little bit more first. I need a little more time to psych myself into this transformation.
Sherri not only decorated the store, she painted the walls too! She told me the store has been open for about a year and a half and is doing very well. Her vision for the store was a clothing shop that caters to real-size women. She noted that Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage and Upcycled fashions are available starting at size 8 up to 30.
And there’s lots of clothing to choose from within the store on a multitude of racks.
There’s also locally hand-made jewelry, personal shopping, custom upcycled costumes, artwork and henna tattoos.
Here’s a shot from the back of the store.
Check out this comfy little spot at the front of the store, we may have to take a photo up here when I get my full Goddess in gear!
Buddha has the space next to Goddess Boheme and came over to say hi and watch me get turned into a Goddess. Buddha (yes, that’s her legal name) is a Clairvoyant Psychic Medium and is available for private readings and for house parties. Check her out on facecrack. When she told me she was a Medium, I of course had to tell her that I’m a Large. I tell you, the fun just never ends with me!
Amy came in to do the makeup and she looked familiar and it turns out she was featured on one of the first blog posts here at MBIP! She was our waitress at Candlelight Inn when we had lunch with Vic Burnett, the weatherman who changed my life. I think we all know what needs to be cued up now! In addition to being a professional makeup artist, Amy’s also a model and looking prettier than ever, check her out on facecrack.
Okay, here’s the "before" shot, if they can turn me into Goddess material, imagine what they can do with a woman who has a fighting chance of Goddess glory! Note that I’m rocking my Moxie t-shirt that I got there the other week!
I put a little pressure on them and told them they were working under a deadline. I had to be to work in about two hours, so we had to pull this whole thing off in about an hour. Here's Amy working fast, she's already put on fake eyelashes and some makeup.
Every guy should go through this, I had no idea the work that women have to go through just to "get ready" for an evening out, it's a painstaking process and I wasn't even doing the work!
We decided that my Goddess name would be, Martha. My dear!
Okay, the makeup portion is just about complete. Thanks to Amy for doing such a great job!
Now it's into the changing tent to put on the Goddess Gown that Sherri chose for me.
Okay, I'm looking a little more like Max Klinger than a Goddess, so more work needs to be done here.
Sherri's adding a wig and a scarf to help the transformation from guy to Goddess.
And this wrap will complete my Goddess outfit.
Inside of here I kind of look more like a third rate version of Bret Michaels, but Sherri and Amy told me to go outside and they'd help me get my inner Goddess going for the photo shoot.
Sherri and Amy have posed me and my inner Goddess is indeed beginning to shine out here!
Time for a serious shot, this wasn't easy!
Sherri told me to show a little leg and as you can see, this is the first time this leg has seen the sunshine in about three decades!
Okay, I'm starting to sweat out here, time to move it inside.
I kind of look like Glenda the Good Witch here...
But now I'm starting to look more like Ethel Merman and I think my inner Goddess has come and gone and it's time to call it a day! Thanks to Buddha, Amy and to Sherri for an afternoon of fun while channeling my inner Goddess! We'll see you all tomorrow!
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Bonus Goddess Art From Jaws The Cabbie!
Here’s Jaws the Cabbie’s vision of me as a Goddess. I don’t know what’s more frightening, me superimposed on this body, or the fact that Jaws has his own vision of me as a Goddess! I think I better put my pants back on for the next post! Thanks, Jaws!